Cricket World Cup 2023: In the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka thrashed England by eight wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru this evening.
Chasing a paltry target of 157 runs set by defending champions England, Sri Lanka secured victory in just 25.4 overs for the loss of two wickets. For Sri Lanka, Pathum Nissanka was the top scorer with 77 runs off 83 balls.
Earlier, batting first, England were bundled out for 156 runs as Sri Lanka struck at regular intervals. For England, Ben Stokes made 43 runs while Jonny Bairstow scored 30 runs. For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Kumara scalped three wickets while Kasun Rajitha and Angelo Mathews claimed two wickets each.
This was England’s fourth loss in five matches. With this win, Sri Lanka has four points in five matches while England has two points from the only win against Bangladesh. England will now meet India next on October 29 at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.